Dr. Janet Dean

Associate Professor
MO 309
(859) 858-3511 ext. 2222

Dr. Janet B. Dean, a licensed psychologist, is an associate professor of psychology here at Asbury University.  In addition to teaching a number of undergraduate courses in psychology, she mentors students interested in research, advises our local chapter of the Psi Chi Honor Society in Psychology and our Psychology Club, and co-facilitates Asbury's annual undergraduate research symposium SEARCH.  In 2014, she was recognized by the Kentucky Psychological Association with the "Outstanding Undergraduate Student Mentor Award."

Prior to joining the Asbury faculty, Dr. Dean served as a counselor in the university's Center for Counseling for four years.  She has more than 20 years of experience in psychological assessment and treatment across a variety of settings, including university counseling, community mental health, correctional and forensic psychology, and her ongoing private practice.  As affiliate faculty, she also teaches counseling courses at Asbury Theological Seminary. 

Dr. Dean is involved with the Kentucky Psychological Association, serving as a member of the Spring Academic Conference Committee, an Ambassador, and the coordinator of the spring webinar series.

On a personal note, Dr. Dean is married to Rev. Kevin Dean '92, a retired Navy Reserve chaplain and a current member of Asbury's Student Development team.  They have two boys, in college and one in high school.  They are active members of Grace Community Church (Church of the Nazarene) in Nicholasville.

Degrees: 

BA Psychology, The University of Akron (OH)

MA Counseling, Asbury Theological Seminary (KY)

MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary (KY)

MA Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University (OH)

PhD Clinical Psychology, The Ohio State University (OH)

Courses offered: 
Psy101 Psychology and Everyday Life
Psy340 Forensic Psychology
Psy352 Counseling II
Psy368 Child and School Psychology
Psy372 Experimental Psychology
Psy393 Ethics in Psychology
Psy472 Learning and Motivation
Psy436 Research Practicum
Selected/Recent Publications: 

Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2015).  Webster County Citizens’ Attitudes Regarding Smoking in Public Places.  Owensboro, KY: Green River District Health Department.

Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2015).  Bullitt County Citizens’ Attitudes Regarding Smoking in Public Places.  Shepherdsville, KY: Bullitt County Health Department.

Sauerheber, J. D., Holeman, V. T., & Dean, J. B. (2014).  Perceptions of counselor educators about spiritual competencies.   Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 33(1), 70-83.

Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2013).  Jessamine County Citizens’ Attitudes Regarding Smoking in Public Places.  Nicholasville, KY: Jessamine County Health Department.

Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., Yarhouse, M. A., & Lastoria, M. (2013). Sexual minorities in faith-based education: A national survey of attitudes, milestones, identity, and religiosity. Journal of Psychology and Theology. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41, 3-23.

Holeman, V. T., Dean, J. B., DeShea, L. A., & Duba, J. D. (2011).  Forgiveness, sacred loss/desecration, and differentiation of self.  Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39(1), 31-43. 

Dean, J. B., Stratton, S. P., Yarhouse, M. A., & Lastoria, M. (2011).  Same sex attraction. In M. Lastoria (Ed.), ACSD Research Series: Sexuality, religiosity, behaviors, attitudes: A look at religiosity, sexual attitudes, and sexual behavior of Christian college students (pp. 56-70).  Houghton, NY: Association for Christians in Student Development.

Presentations: 

Yarhouse, M. A., Dean, J. B., Stratton, S. P., Lastoria, M., & Butcher, E. (2016, August). A survey of sexual minorities who attend faith-based institutions of higher education.  Poster presentation at the 2016 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO.

Dean, J. B. (coordinator/moderator). Treatment updates for clinical practice: Bringing home lessons from the front lines. Five one-hour webinars sponsored by the Kentucky Psychological Association, 2016.

Dean, J. B., Stratton, S. P., Yarhouse, M. A., Lastoria, M., & Butcher, E. (2016, March). Listening to sexual minority Christians across time and place:  A survey of students attending sixteen CCCU-member institutions.  Workshop presentation at the 2016 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, San Diego, CA.

Stratton, S. P., & Dean, J. B. (2016, March). Counselor, tend thyself: Trauma and self-care among counselors. Workshop presentation at the 2016 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, San Diego, CA.

Stratton, S. P., & Dean, J. B. (2015, November). Counselor, tend thyself: Self-care among KCA members. Workshop presentation at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Kentucky Counseling Association, Louisville, KY.

Dean, J. B., & Stratton, S. P. (coordinators/moderators). Integrating Psychology and Primary Health Care: Psychologists and Physicians as Collaborators. Five one-hour webinars sponsored by the Kentucky Psychological Association, 2015.

Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2015, April). Physician, tend thyself: Self-care among CAPS members.  Workshop presentation at the 2015 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Denver, CO.

Dean, J. B. (2015, March).  Learning compassion in the most unlikely places.  Invited keynote address at the 2015 Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Association, Midway, KY.

Stratton, S. P., & Dean, J. B. (2014, August).  Identity Formation in Context: The Intersection of Sexual Identity and Religious/Spiritual Identity as part of J.R. Wolff & M. A. Yarhouse (moderators), Integrating Identities--- Spirituality, Religion, and Sexuality.   Continuing education symposium presentation at the 2014 Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Dean, J. B. (2014, May 4).  PTSD in our veterans [Radio broadcast episode].  In K. Chawansky (Producer), Let’s Talk:  The Dr. Stan Frager Show.  Louisville, KY:  970AM WGTK.

Yarhouse, M. A., Dean, J. B., Stratton, S. P., Colpitts, D., & McRay, B. (2014, April).  Multiple considerations among sexual minority Christians.  Continuing education workshop presentation at the 2014 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., Nesselroade, K. P., Davis, E. B., & Cuthbert, A. (2014, April).  Counselor self-care and lovingkindness meditations (LKM): Review of research and opportunity to practice.  Continuing education workshop presentation at the 2014 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Atlanta, GA.

Schuster, S. A., & Dean, J. B. (2014, March).  Advocacy:  Every voice counts.  Continuing education workshop presentation at the 2014 Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Association, Wilmore, KY.

Dean, J. B., Duncan, A., & Shechet, A. (2013, November).  Learning in the trenches: Understanding the psychological needs of military families through firsthand perspectives.  Workshop presentation at the 2013 Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Association, Lexington, KY.

Holeman, V. T., & Dean, J. B. (2013, March). Religious training in counselor education programs: Competencies of graduates. Poster session presented at the 2013 Conference and Expo of the American Counseling Association, Cincinnati, OH.

Recent Selected Student Research includes:

Anderson, M., Bramble, M., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2016, April).  http://hdl.handle.net/11415/755 ">Christian parenting in generational transmission of views on sexuality. Poster presented for the 2016 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Georgetown, KY.

Bramble, M., Anderson, M., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2016, April). http://hdl.handle.net/11415/755 "> http://hdl.handle.net/11415/755 ">The peaceful plateau: Christian parent coping and interactions with LGB adult children.  Poster presented for the 2016 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Georgetown, KY.

Lloyd, M., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2016, April).  http://hdl.handle.net/11415/755 ">Cultural experience and attentive listening cue response.  Poster presented for the 2016 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Georgetown, KY.

Mattingly, A., Reese, J., Sisco, L., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2016, April).  http://hdl.handle.net/11415/755 ">The effects of music on concentration tasks.  Poster presented for the 2016 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Georgetown, KY.

Bigam, J., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2015, March).  Predicting personality traits using cell phone behavior and attitudesPoster presented for the 2015 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Midway, KY.

Soehnlen, M. K., Lloyd, M. N., Bogle, J. G., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2015, March).  A correlational study on sexual education, virginity pledges, and sexual activityPoster presented for the 2015 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Midway, KY.

Mattingly, A., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2015, March).  The influence of negative emotion on musical selection.  Poster presented for the 2015 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Midway, KY.

Shetterly, A., Parks, H., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2015, March).  Exploring the relationship between personality and theological orientation. Poster presented for the 2015 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Midway, KY.

Bramble, M., Lake, B., VanNoppen, A., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2015, March).  Characteristics of perceived intelligence in relation to self-concept and self-esteemPoster presented for the 2015 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Midway, KY.

 

Anderson, M., Meeks, K., Mattingly, A. , & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2014, November). The effects of religiosity and family involvement on abstinence pledges in Christian undergraduate students.  Poster presented for the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Science, Lexington, KY.

Scott, J. A., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor).  Self-perception, social dominance, and right-wing authoritarianism as correlates to prejudicial implicit attitudes toward gender.  Poster presented for the 2014 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Wilmore, KY.   Winner:  “Ernest Myer Undergraduate Research Award – First Place.”

 

Giroux, N., Kuhl, M., Shetterly, A., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2014, March). Effects of horses on recognizing body language and facial expression.  Poster presented for the 2014 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Wilmore, KY. 

 

Woolls, N., Anderson, M., Soehnlen, M., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2014, March).  Survey on sex role attitudes within a Christian population.  Poster presented for the 2014 Annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation, Wilmore, KY.

Woolls, N., Kuhl, M., Wolgamot, H., Pullar, A., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor), Stratton, S. P. (faculty sponsor), & Nesselroade, P. (faculty sponsor) (2013, November).  Mindfulness, meditation, prayer, and mental health among Christian undergraduates.  Poster presented for the 2013 Annual Conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science, Morehead, KY.

 

Mudge, I., & Dean, J. B. (faculty sponsor) (2013, March).  Cross-cultural experience and trauma: The impact on the individual.  Poster presented for the Undergraduate Research Symposium of Transylvania University, Lexington, KY.  Winner:  “Most Outstanding Presentation.”

Current research/scholarship: 

Sexual identity and Christian faith, Counselor self-care, Mindfulness, Forgiveness, Religious integration in counselor training

Affiliations: 

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Association, Division 36 – Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality

Christian Association of Psychological Studies

Kentucky Psychological Association

Psi Chi National Psychology Honor Society

Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity

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